The rising tide of survivors: NAPAC’s latest report shows large increase in childhood abuse survivors seeking support

The following blog is authored by the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC). Click here to find out more.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) has published its 2020/21 impact report, providing vital insight into the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK survivors. Statistics show huge increases in the provision of support for survivors, the number of survivors using NAPAC’s resources and the volume of young people interacting with its website.

The report is compiled using anonymised data from tens of thousands of survivors who have interacted with NAPAC’s services between March 2020 and April 2021.

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New report into the impact of child abuse on survivors

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) has published a report into the impact of abuse on survivors. The report follows on from the results disclosed in the Crime Survey for England and Wales which estimated that 20% of adults experience some form of abuse, before they reached the age of 16.

It also follows the Home Office’s first ‘Tackling Child Abuse Strategy’, which estimated that the  cost to those have been abused, is £10billion , when  the cost of the direct physical and mental health impacts, loss of education and employment opportunities, and breakdowns in relationships, is taken into account.

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